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Lincoln’s Legacy of Equality

September 24, 2013

The Trevor Project is proud to join this fall’s Lincoln Legacy Project, a creation of Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. that promotes Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of tolerance and understanding through theatre, discussion and education. This year’s event features The Laramie Project, which will run from September 27 to October 27, and seeks to start a dialogue about the struggle for equality that many LGBTQ youth face today.

As a part of this impactful project, Trevor’s D.C. Ambassadors are partnering with Ford's Theatre, SMYAL and Split This Rock to coordinate a panel on October 28th called “To Achieve and Cherish a Just and Lasting Peace: Envisioning a World Beyond Hate.” The panel explores innovative paths to change, like using poetry to break down walls of hate, and how schools are addressing the need for greater tolerance and equality for LGBTQ youth. 

Panelists include Kye Allums, the first transgender man to play Division I basketball while attending George Washington University; young poets from Split This Rock; Diana Bruce, Director of Health and Wellness, D.C. Public Schools; regional student leaders from SMYAL; and Chris Obermeyer, the science teacher at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School who planned the first D.C. public high school Pride celebration.

On Sunday, October 6th Trevor will also be participating in a powerful panel at the Washington National Cathedral to explore how people of faith can stand with LGBTQ youth. Join Judy Shepard, Jane Clementi and Trevor YAC member Joshua Deese live at 10:00 am ET at www.NationalCathedral.org or in-person at Cathedral Dean Gary Hall for this incredible panel.

For more information about the Lincoln Legacy Project, click here.